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Provided for historical purposes, listed below are the main focus areas of the former Governor's Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy (OGYVP), many of which will continue under the CalGRIP Initiative.
A second and related mission was to increase the state’s return on its investment – to provide assistance necessary to improve the effectiveness of the programs and strategies that receive state funding.
In order to better inform policy decisions and program recommendations, OGYVP worked to collect, analyze and make available data related to juvenile crime and gang violence. These data sets are available on this website.
The California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Initiative supported three separate grant programs, administered through three state offices: 1) the California Emergency Management Agency, 2) the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (through the Employment Development Department) and 3) the Corrections Standards Authority.
Until now, collaboration has not been required, nor has there been a mechanism for collaboration among state agencies, not even those with complementary missions. As a result, OGYVP adopted as its primary mission – consistent with the legislation that codified the office – bringing collaboration to the many state departments and agencies working to reduce gang and youth violence.